Muhammad Zaly Shah earned his first degree in Industrial Engineering from Bradley University, U.S.A. He holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Transportation Planning – both from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). While in USA, he was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi (the National Engineering Honors Society, USA) and the Alpha Pi Mu (the National Industrial Engineering Honors Society). His working experiences include as Quality Assurance Engineer at Sumitomo Electric Malaysia at Shah Alam and as Human Resources Development Controller with Malaysia Airlines. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in logistics and transportation planning at UTM.

Dr. Muhammad Zaly was a recipient of the prestigious National Science Fellowship (NSF) award for his research on the application of artificial neural network in forecasting air travel demand. Apart from the NSF, he has also received several grants under the Fundamental Research Grants Scheme (FRGS) for his work in transport modeling. His academic interests are in logistics and transportation modeling, simulation, transport economics, artificial intelligence and operational research. Among his many consulting experiences was an RM1.8 million project with the Highway Planning Unit, Ministry of Works, Malaysia. Dr. Muhammad Zaly has presented various papers at both local and international conferences. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). In 2007, he served as a visiting scientist at Kyoto University, and the National Institute of Environment Sciences (NIES), Tsukuba, both in Japan, as well as the Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Muhammad Zaly is also actively giving lectures to corporate clients including, among others, Malaysia Airports Berhad (MAB); Ministry of Defense, Malaysia; Brunei LNG; Ministry of Health Brunei; and Royal Brunei Catering.